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Dec 28, 2016
Officers Recover Drugs and Guns During Traffic Stop

A Winchester couple was arrested on Christmas Eve for several felonies related to possession of narcotics and weapons.  A Winchester Police officer conducted a…

Dec 22, 2016
Man Arrested in Connection with Shooting

Police in Florida arrested a man wanted in connection with a shooting in Winchester, VA.   Efrain Rios Torres, 33, of Winchester, was taken into custody on…

Dec 22, 2016
Safety Reminders and Street Closures for New Year’s Eve Celebrations

Thousands of people will ring in the New Year in Old Town Winchester for the annual First Night Winchester celebration.  The family-friendly, non-alcoholic…

Dec 20, 2016
Police Seek Suspect in Business Burglary

Winchester Police are investigating a burglary that occurred on December 18, 2016.  Between Midnight and 3:00 a.m., a man forced his way inside Dealz on Wheelz…

Dec 17, 2016
Police Investigate Shooting that Injured Woman

Winchester Police are investigating a shooting on the 900 block of N. Braddock St. that sent a woman to the hospital.  The shooting occurred just before 11:00…

Dec 13, 2016
City to Increase Enforcement in Crosswalks

On December 13, 2016, the Winchester Police Department, Winchester Sheriff’s Office, and Commonwealth’s Attorney, announced plans to increase enforcement in…

Dec 13, 2016
Winchester Police Receive $20,000 Grant for Outreach Program

The Winchester Police Department is the recipient of a $20,000 grant from Virginia’s “Policing in the 21st Century” initiative.  The funding is designed to…

Dec 11, 2016
Police Seek Suspect in Armed Robbery

Detectives are hoping the public can help identify the suspect in an armed robbery that occurred on December 10, 2016. Around 6:00 p.m., a man wearing a…

Dec 2, 2016
Department Unveils New Fact Sheet

The Winchester Police Department is committed to hearing feedback from our community - both good and bad.  We've surveyed residents and created this document…

Dec 1, 2016
Winchester Police Welcome Two New Officers

On Thursday, December 1, 2016, two police recruits became officers when they graduated from the Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy’s Basic Academy…